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Good Health and Wellbeing

04th January 2021 5 mins read

It’s no coincidence that in both humans and dogs, an explosion in cancer, along with other diseases has appeared since the introduction of processed food over 80 years ago.

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Heath Benefits of Feeding Raw

By feeding a natural species appropriate diet, your dog will thrive. Raw food is packed full of all the essential nutrients needed for a balanced diet. With no nasty additives or preservatives, you can be sure your dog is eating the healthiest and best diet possible.

Feeding raw offers many great benefits, some of which are;

  • glossy coat with zero or little odour
  • reduced itching, licking and scratching
  • optimum immune system
  • better oral hygiene and teeth
  • improved behaviour and vitality
  • reduced allergies and intolerances
  • less tummy upsets
  • healthy digestion and much smaller stools
  • last but not least fussy dogs become very unfussy dogs

Choosing to feed your dog a raw diet, you are making the best decision to ensure a happy, healthy life for your four-legged companion.

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Dogs have evolved to eat a natural diet of fresh meat, offal and bones. Their internal anatomy, digestive system and teeth all tell us this. A raw diet is the best diet you can feed your dog. It contains all the nutrients they need and more importantly it is the most appropriate.

By feeding raw, you are making an informed choice that acknowledges and supports your dogs need for a diet that is healthy and more importantly aligned to their needs as a species.

Is your pet's diet causing these symptoms?


It's no coincidence that in both humans and dogs, an explosion in cancer, along with other diseases has appeared since the introduction of processed food over 80 years ago. Additives, preservatives and colourants in processed food often lead to all sorts of problems.

Take a look at the ingredients on your kibble packet; how many of the ingredients do you actually recognise?

Do Your Homework

Raw feeding often goes hand in hand with a more natural and holistic approach to dog care. We owe it to our dogs to do the best we can for them. Arm yourself with the latest information on vaccines, topical treatments etc. Natural alternatives are available for most chemical treatments.

  • Nosodes are a natural way to give immunity for common diseases. They can give life long immunity by naturally allowing your dog to build up the required antibodies.
  • Titre tests are available at around £40. Titre tests check antibody levels in your dog's blood. Research shows that the first course of puppy vaccines can offer life long immunity. If your dog shows full immunity in a Titre test, think twice about over vaccinating them, because it can put your dog's health at risk.
  • Some popular vet-recommended flea, tick and worm treatments cause adverse reactions. Fortunately, there are many herbal and natural remedies available to prevent all of these.

Ultimately, we all want our dog's to stay happy and healthy throughout all stages of their lives. Giving chemicals and poisons to achieve this is most likely to cause the opposite.

Do your homework, with so much information out there it is much easier to make informed choices. Artificial and synthetic diets cause the same kind of health problems in dogs as they do in humans. Dogs are suffering from conditions such as diabetes, pancreatitis, IBS, allergies, skin infections, sensitive stomachs, anal gland issues, premature tooth decay, the list is long. All issues which are caused by highly processed food.

Cancer and Other Diseases

Artificial and synthetic diets cause the same kind of health problems in dogs as they do in humans. Around 40% of dogs and humans die from cancer.

Eighty million species on earth thrive on natural raw food. Only humans and the animals we have domesticated and farmed, consume a processed diet filled with unhealthy ingredients, chemicals, and preservatives. Consequently, both humans and our companion animals suffer from many chronic illnesses like arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and other degenerative diseases. The harmful effects of consuming toxins produced by processing, accumulate over the years. Compare that to the 80 years commercially processed food has been around. A small drop in the ocean in the history of the dog and humans.

Additives, preservatives and colourants in processed food, lead to all sorts of health problems. All kibbles are high in carbohydrates, this is causing an epidemic of canine obesity.

Dogs are suffering from conditions such as:

  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • pancreatitis
  • kidney disease
  • IBS
  • allergies
  • arthritis
  • skin infections
  • sensitive stomachs
  • anal gland issues
  • premature tooth decay

The list is long. Remember, a grain-heavy, additive-filled diet puts their whole system under pressure. The organs are overworked trying to digest the indigestible. It's no wonder that the immune system becomes severely compromised, and chronic illness ravages your dog's body.

Further Reading

15th September 2021

There are two kinds of dogs. The first kind lives to eat, you know the type, they devour anything you put in front of them and quite a few things which you don’t. The second kind of dog eats to live. These dogs are the fussy eaters, they pick and choose what they eat, take forever to finish meals, and sometimes don’t finish them at all.

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